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Title: Heterotopic Pregnancy: A Challenge in Early Diagnosis
Authors: Karkee, Roman
Sharma, Amit
Dangal, Binod
Citation: KarkeeR., SharmaA., & DangalB. (2019). Heterotopic Pregnancy: A Challenge in Early Diagnosis. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 17(3), 413-415.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Extrauterine pregnancy
Heterotopic pregnancy
Ruptured ectopic
Series/Report no.: July-Sep, 2019;1983
Abstract: Abstract Heterotopic pregnancy is the simultaneous existence of intrauterine and extrauterine gestation. It is usually seen in women at risk for ectopic pregnancy or those undergoing fertility treatments. The incidence has dramatically risen to 1 in 3900 of pregnancies via assisted reproductive techniques or ovulation induction, compared to 1 in 30000 of spontaneous conception. Besides this, history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), tubal damage, pelvic surgery and prior tubal surgery can increase its risk. Here we present a case of heterotopic pregnancy which was diagnosedafter ectopic gestation ruptured along with compromised intrauterine gestation and maternal condition. Earlier diagnosis before this life-threatening event could have saved the intrauterine fetus. Keywords: Extrauterine pregnancy; heterotopic pregnancy; ruptured ectopic.
Description: Case Report
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 17 No. 3 Issue 44 Jul-Sep 2019

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